Last night I played in the No Limit Hold’em tournament sponsored by the Eastern Poker Tour (EPT) at PiNZ in Milford, MA.
$15 to enter. $10K in starting chips. Blinds start at $100/$200 and increase every 15 minutes. No antes. 8-player tables. Self-deal until the final table.
38 runners for this No Limit Hold’em tournament.
Played at one table until the final 16 when the tables were broken down and consolidated to two. Held my own, and even knocked out a couple of regulars in the region’s All Time Top 25.
Made it to the final table. I started the final table with 80K in chips. Played 25% – 30% of the hands and continued to hold my own. When it was down to 3 players:
- Blinds were at 8K/16K
- I had 66K in my stack
- I was in the Big Blind
The Button folded. The Small Blind limped in. I went All In with Kd Qd. The Small Blind turned over a Pr of 5s. Rainbow came on the flop. Turn and River were both blanks, neither of us improved, and the Small Blind won the hand.
For placing 3rd, I won a “Free Buffet” ticket which is basically free entrance to my next EPT event. I earned 118 points.
Got lousy cards for the first few levels, then started getting playable cards every once in a while. At the final table, cards were fairly decent. When I did get cards, they stood up. Made some good folds along the way. I am happy placing 3rd out of 38.